While there is no such thing as a fountain of youth, there certainly are things that you can do to keep yourself looking youthful and healthy for as long as possible. Delicious ways to stop the aging clock is to eat high antioxidant fruit that can keep your skin feeling firm, clear and young, and your body filled with some
Kiwi – The strong antioxidant compounds in this little green fruit firm the skin and delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. High Vitamin C and E content which help reduce skin damage due to free radicals.
Watermelon – Due to its high content of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, watermelon is another fantastic delicious way to keep your skin nourished and prevent wrinkles or skin discoloration that comes with aging skin.
Avocado -is rich in Vitamin E and the B-complex vitamins, both wonderfully nourishing for your skin while the potassium it contains help keep it moisturized and hydrated. It also contains a compound called glutathione, which assists in the anti-aging process.
Apples -Good old apples! If applied topically, apple residue is great for the skin: its enzymes help the skin retain healthy water levels and keeps it fresh and healthy; apple cider vinegar as well makes an excellent natural toner. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and dip a cotton ball and tone your face.
Bananas – Youthful elasticity of the skin will be greatly helped by the high levels of Vitamin C and B-6, while its manganese and antioxidant contents prevent premature aging. It is also a wonderful natural moisturizer for the skin if applied topically.
Berries – have some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants out of any fruit and this, along with their high levels of Vitamin C, help maintain the collagen that keeps your skin looking firm and wrinkle-free.
Grapes – are a rich source of both manganese and Vitamin C. Together, these compounds can prevent damage due to ultraviolet radiation while their antioxidant properties fight against the aging process.
Pomegranate is a rich vitamins and minerals that will promote beautiful skin by increasing its collagen. Collagen is what gives the skin its firmness and elasticity.
Papaya – Whether eaten or used topically, papaya can work wonders on your skin. It is a natural complexion toner and fights the formation of wrinkles while its Vitamins A, C and E will nourish the skin.
Toss up your favorite fruit. Eat it or mask it… not only will your insides be healthier, but your skin will feel young, firm and fresh because of the wonderful properties these fruits provide.
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